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Taliban sending Afghan women to prison to protect them, says UN report


Islamabad: Taliban officials are sending Afghan women to prison to protect them from gender-based violence, according to a U.N. report published Thursday. Before the Taliban seized power in 2021, there were 23 state-sponsored women protection centers in Afghanistan where survivors of gender-based violence could seek refuge. Now there are none, the U.N. report said. Officials from...

10 lakh Tibetan children sent To Chinese boarding schools: UN


New York: About a million Tibetan children in China have been separated from their families and placed into government-run boarding schools, the United Nations (UN) said. Three independent UN human rights experts who raised the issue have voiced alarm over this policy of "forced assimilation,'' calling it an ''erosion of identity'' for Tibetan children. The scheme...

India to become world’s most populous country in 2023: UN


New Delhi: India is expected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous nation in 2023, four years ahead of an earlier estimate by the United Nations. According to the World Population Prospects 2022 (WPP), released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), India’s population will reach 1.428 billion on July...